Originally Posted by shilka
No one said you sould buy an Antec High Current Pro Platinum
The XFX Core Edition is a much better PSU on every level
And i have seen the 450 watts as low as 30$
Yes, there are much better alternatives. However, the 450W is OOS/discontinued and the 550W around the $50 range, $40 on deal. Not quite close enough to $25. Again, not everything is affordable. The 550W is great - it's Seasonic OEM, XFX support seems OK, etc. But it just doesn't fit the bill.
Edit: I think the TechPowerUp review conclusion sums it up nicely:
They were, instead, looking to offer the best possible price/performance ratio, so some compromises had to be made...The strongest advantage of the CX600M is, without any doubt, that it is affordable given its performance and the modular cabling design it utilizes.
Of course it's for budget systems and the such - anybody would be out of their mind to buy it for higher-end purposes. It powers up nicely a 350W rig like an i5-3570K/650 Ti BOOST that I built. No problems with stress testing. It's relatively quiet. Again, the caps aren't the best and such - but it's better than any Logisys at a similar pricepoint.
Edited by funfortehfun - 10/6/13 at 1:28pm